As I was reading through my devotional...I was remembering all our memories from the holidays. I was reading a devotional about God always being present in our lives through the thick and the thin....and oh how he has been in our lives. I always think about where we have come over the last 4 years. Quite constantly actually. I see Jack doing things the doctors never said he would do and I immediately have a smile stretch acrossed my face. As I am sure God does too...as his power and might are once again shining through to our world. THere are a few things about Christmas that make me think about how far God has brought us too. My fav Christmas ornament was given to us as a wedding present from my Spiritual mentor at the time. IT is Gorgeous just to hold...but absolutely Gorgeous in this picture...love how the lights are shining through. We have given each of our kids Christmas ornament each year too...so decorating the tree was extra special to see them all again. I now know why my mom started this tradition...I think it was more for her than for us.There have been a few times over the last six years of our family...that I have felt incredibly blessed and This picture is of things I hold most dear....even with all the projects I have done recently...all the "things" I have collected over the last few months to make my home a bit homier, the only "thing" I couldn't live without...is my family. They are very dear to my heart and I do all the things I do to try and make their life better.